Americans want Barack Obama to focus less on the economy

Barack Obama, whose presidential campaign made fixing the economy its main issue, needs to focus more on other things. That's the opinion expressed in a surprising poll Gallup released today.

"More Americans choose the economy (41%) than any other issue as the top priority for Barack Obama, but that is down sharply from last November (64%)," Gallup says. "By contrast, the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the federal budget deficit and health care have grown in perceived importance over the past year."